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1862 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 6, 2008 11:26 AM by yotimbo60
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2007 10:44 PM (in response to yotimbo60)I know this is no help...
My Leopard is un-opened and being returned.
Ans to think we payed for this abuse!
I have seen 100's of post like yours here. Have a look and you will find many.
I hope that it works out for you...G4, G5 iMac, 12" Powerbook, Work: 21 Mac's, Macbook (my son's), iPone, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2007 11:21 PM (in response to yotimbo60)The same thing happened to me on my G5 iMac. A little scarey but eventually it booted, then I ran disk utility on it and it said everything was OK.iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2007 11:50 PM (in response to Sylvia Slater)same thing basically happened to me. I had no other choice but to archive and install, and still there are lots of issues. Leopard needs to get its act together...15.4" MacBook Pro 2.0GHz/1.5GB RAM/80 GB, Mac OS X (10.5.1), eMac 1 GHz/512 RAM/80 GB 30GB Video iPod/1G iPod Shuffle
Currently Being ModeratedDec 3, 2007 7:16 AM (in response to yotimbo60)I had a very similar problem. Being a techno-pinhead I just put in the installation disk. It gave the only option as 'Erase and Install' and quit. That was the last time I spoke to my Mac. Everytime it started up it just shutdown again. I started it up from the Leopard disk and tried to verify or repair the hard drive but got a similar error:
Verifying volume "Macintosh HD"
Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume
Invalid node structure
Volume check failed.
Error: Filesystem verify or repair failed
And that was it. Of course I didn't back it up first so after hours of trying to find solutions it's back at a service provider at the Apple Shop...but I'm not holding out much hope. I've probably lost all of the data on it....so if you really need to install Leopard (and I'm still hoping it's worth it) then MAKE SURE YOU BACKUP FIRST!G5, Mac OS X (10.4.1)
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2007 4:55 AM (in response to yotimbo60)I don't know how this will affect the Leopard install, but I just had the "World Globe" show up on boot for the first time after running Leopard for five weeks.
I found this thread http://www.applefritter.com/node/21599 which explains that the the "World Globe" indicates the computer is trying to boot from network. A poster suggests holding down the option key at that screen to get a choice of boot disks. The choice of disk vs network boot can be changed in System Preferences-->System-->Startup Disk (once you can access System Preferences.)
I hope this helps...it may remove one variable during the installation process.
Note also that holding the N key at boot chooses the network boot--this could occur accidently.
Mark SMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1), Airport Home Network
Currently Being ModeratedDec 11, 2007 6:28 AM (in response to yotimbo60)Disk Warrior may be able to repair your disk directory structure. I had 3 Firewire partitions on one drive and one full drive get corrupted in a similar manner while using my "Upgrade" installation of Leopard 10.5. Disk Utility could not repair them but Disk Warrior was able to repair them back to normal usage despite reporting "severe" directory damage. Disk Warrior also found and repaired minor problems on several other Firewire drives.
I now have an "erase and install" Leopard that I built up on an external drive without using Migration Assistant. I have recreated all settings by hand and reinstalled all applications (that I am sure are Leopard compatible) from their installers. This is working well with only a couple of tiny inconsequential glitches so far.
Fortunately, I had made multiple bootable backups of my Tiger installation and had also saved all of my important files like photos and iTunes Library onto optical media as well.Macs Since 1984!, Mac OS X (10.5.1), trying out Leopard Family Pack on 12" G4 Powerbook 1.5 GHz.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2008 11:26 AM (in response to yotimbo60)So I ended up having to completely reformat the HDD and then install Leopard. No explanation ever came from Apple, although I did spend a lot of 'quality time' on the phone with support. Bottom line - remember to back up before a major upgrade. Lesson learned.